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Heterogeneous Catalysis and Catalytic Processes. Instructor: Prof. K. K. Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi. More than 907f all the chemical product formation processes are catalytic in nature and heterogeneous catalysis plays an enormous role.

Improving the catalyst effectiveness is the best way to ensure cleaner and efficient industrial processes. This course examines the detailed structures, preparation methods and reactivity of various solid catalysts like zeolites, supported metals and metal-support interactions, carbon catalysts, monoliths and others. The relationship between the structures and reactivity of important catalysts used in hydrocarbon conversion and treating processes will be examined to rationalize how they accomplish specific catalytic transformations. The characterization process to understand the textural and chemical properties of the metal /support will be discussed along with reaction mechanism on a solid surface. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture 01 – Introduction and Fundamentals of the Catalyst Unlimited
    • Lecture 02 – Fundamentals of the Catalyst (cont.), Basic Concept of Green Catalysis Unlimited
    • Lecture 03 – Classification of Catalysts, Solid Catalysts Unlimited
    • Lecture 04 – Catalyst Pore Geometry, Chemisorption Unlimited
    • Lecture 05 – Catalyst Preparation Unlimited
    • Lecture 06 – Catalyst Preparation (cont.), Acid Catalysis Unlimited
    • Lecture 07 – Physical Properties of Catalysts, Physical Adsorption Unlimited
    • Lecture 08 – Textual Properties of Catalysts: Mercury Porosimetry, Adsorption Isotherm Unlimited
    • Lecture 09 – Adsorption Isotherm (cont.), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) Isotherm Unlimited
    • Lecture 10 – Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) Isotherm (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 11 – Determination of Pore Volume and Pore Size Distribution Unlimited
    • Lecture 12 – Desorption, Chemisorptions: Adsorption Stoichiometry Unlimited
    • Lecture 13 – Characterization of Catalysts by Heat Unlimited
    • Lecture 14 – Characterization of Catalysts by Heat and Photons Unlimited
    • Lecture 15 – Characterization of Catalysts by Photons and Electrons Unlimited
    • Lecture 16 – Characterization of Catalysts by Electrons and Ions Unlimited
    • Lecture 17 – Introduction to Zeolites Unlimited
    • Lecture 18 – Zeolites Unlimited
    • Lecture 19 – Zeolite Synthesis Unlimited
    • Lecture 20 – Zeolite Synthesis (cont.), Zeolite Characterization Unlimited
    • Lecture 21 – Zeolite Characterization (cont.), Applications of Zeolite Unlimited
    • Lecture 22 – Catalyst Reaction Mechanism Unlimited
    • Lecture 23 – Kinetics of Surface Reactions: Langmuir-Hinshelwood Mechanism Unlimited
    • Lecture 24 – Eley-Rideal Mechanism, Desorption Rates Unlimited
    • Lecture 25 – Reactor Design, Fixed Bed Reactor Unlimited
    • Lecture 26 – Design of Fixed Bed Reactor, Diffusion and Reaction in a Porous Catalyst Unlimited
    • Lecture 27 – Diffusion through a Porous Material Unlimited
    • Lecture 28 – Diffusion through a Spherical Pellet (cont.), Catalytic Effectiveness Factor Unlimited
    • Lecture 29 – Effectiveness Factor in a Pellet: Falsified Kinetics, Weisz-Prater Criterion Unlimited
    • Lecture 30 – Conclusion of Internal and External Effectiveness Factor Unlimited
    • Lecture 31 – Catalyst Deactivation Unlimited
    • Lecture 32 – Catalyst Deactivation: Kinetics, Poisoning, Fouling/Coking Unlimited
    • Lecture 33 – Catalyst Deactivation: Sintering (Aging) Unlimited
    • Lecture 34 – Introduction to Catalytic Reactors Unlimited
    • Lecture 35 – Catalytic Reactors: Multibed, Multitubular, and Fluidized-bed Reactors Unlimited
    • Lecture 36 – Catalytic Reactors: Multiphase Reactors – Trickle Bed Reactors Unlimited
    • Lecture 37 – Trickle Bed Reactors Unlimited
    • Lecture 38 – Design Aspects of Trickle Bed Reactors (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 39 – Fluidized Bed Reactors Unlimited
    • Lecture 40 – Design Aspects of Fluidized Bed Reactors (cont.) Unlimited

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